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Via CNET, Sam 3.14 writes -

What’s to be done with their corporeal remains after a geek has left for that great data bank in the sky? For my recently departed brother (long illness, Don’t Smoke!!!), I thought this nice SPARCstation would be a cool place to spend eternity. Yes, he’s really in there (after cremation). I kept the floppy drive cover but for space reasons removed the floppy drive, hard drive, and most of the power supply. I left behind the motherboard and power switch and plugs to keep all openings covered. The case worked quite well at his memorial party. His friends and family were able to leave their final good-byes on post-it notes. Anyone who wanted to keep their words private could just slip their note into the case through the floppy slot. (See the next photo. ) All notes will be sealed in plastic and placed within the case. There has been one complication. His daughters like the look of it so much they aren’t now sure if they want to bury him. One more thing: the words on the plaque really do capture one of the last things he ever said. Of course as kids we watched the original show in its first run.

iUrns next?…

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Iolo says:

    Dude, u´r crazy!
    But this stuff´s really cool.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have to say it:

    His sparc went out.

  3. Geoff Miller says:

    Why did the submitter feel the need to fuzz out his brother’s year of birth on the plaque? To what heinous use did he fear somebody might put that information? This obsession with privacy is getting rather silly.

    The deceased was apparently a nerd of some stripe. Maybe it was done in reflexive deference to that silly Usenet taboo against showing your age in the hope that everybody else will assume you’re in your twenties.

    If the guy died relatively young, revealing his year of birth would’ve helped to underscore the submitter’s “don’t smoke” message.

    1. pff says:

      Its his brother let him do what he likes.
      my suspicion is that he did it to annoy people like you.
      thats why i would have done it.

  4. Phillip Torrone says:

    @Geoff Miller – chill, we didn’t edit the photo at all, it’s exactly what the author posted, it’s on their flickr page, you can follow the link and see for yourself. his obit is linked from our link here too.

    relax :)

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